Worship for Dec 6, ’20

Prelude

          Carol of the Bells
          Played by Audrey and Lillian

“Carol of the Bells” is a popular Christmas carol composed by
Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych in 1914
with lyrics by Peter J. Wilhousky.
The song is based on a Ukrainian folk chant called “Shchedryk.”
Audrey and Lillian are Mary Dahlstrom’s granddaughters!

Call to Worship and Prayer

  Blessing for Waiting

by Jan Richardson in
“Circle of Grace: Book of Blessings for the Seasons”

We wait for new heavens and new earth – 2 Peter 3:13

Hymn

      Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
      – UM Hymnal #196

Words: Charles Wesley, 1744
Music: Rowland H. Prichard, 1830
Sung by the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church (Michigan) Virtual Choir with James Biery, organist (on his YouTube channel)

Lighting the Advent Wreath

      Reading and Lighting by Valerie Sullivan
       (with Pastor Karla)

Please don’t forget that you are invited to light your own advent candles at home along with our lighting on this screen.

Children’s Message

   “Brand New!” – Marin Miller

Thanks to Marin Miller on her Youtube channel

Scripture Lesson

     Isaiah 40:1-5
     Mark 13:32-27
     Read by Mark Fredericksen

Sermon

     “Just Wait!”
     Rev. Karla Fredericksen

O Antiphon

      My Soul in Stillness Waits – Marty Haugen

The Grosse Pointe Memorial Church (Michigan) Virtual Choir sings Marty Haugen’s “My Soul in Stillness Waits.” Each Sunday of Advent 2020 the church’s online service features a verse from this interpretation of the “O Antiphons.” The soloist is Diane Schoff; the pianist and director is James Biery. Music published by and copyright © GIA Publications, Inc.    
CUMC’s CCLI #3196720

Prayers of the People

          Rev. Karla Fredericksen

   Prayers of Concern

   Prayers of Gratitude and Thanks

   The Lord’s Prayer

      Our Father who art in heaven,
      hallowed be thy name. 
      Thy kingdom come;
      thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
      Give us this day our daily bread,
      And forgive us our trespasses
      As we forgive those who trespass against us.
      And lead us not into temptation,
      but deliver us from evil.
      For thine is the kingdom,
      and the power and the glory forever.
      Amen.

Offering:

Take note of the ways to give:  Our time, our gifts and talents, our worship and praise, our service in church and community, and our monetary gifts.  During this pandemic, please remember the church still pays minimal staff and building expenses, so keep the church in mind for your giving. 
For monetary offerings:

  • checks sent to CUMC, P.O. Box 417, Chehalis, WA  98532. 
  • Cash, of course, would have to be brought to the church office (in an envelope, please) during office hours (Tues 10AM to 4PM; Wed-Thur, 10-1:00)
  • On the DONATE page of this website find a link to our giving site, using a debit or credit card, or your own PayPal account. 
  • Bill-payer:  Some prefer to use their own bank’s bill-payerand set an automatic monthly amount. (We like this one!)

HERE IS SOME OFFERTORY MUSIC!

                We live in Hope – Garland

This song was sung by Amanda for the World AIDS Day worship on Dec. 1.
It is borrowed through a recorded zoom “share,” so please
pardon the occasional black framing.
A Hymn for World AIDS Day – We live in Hope
Soloist: Amanda Powell
Music: Jean Sibelius, 1899 (FINLANDIA)
Words: (c) F. Richard Garland, 2008
Published by General Board of DIscipleship, UMC

Dedication Prayer for Offering

     (The following video contains
     This prayer and the announcements
     and Benediction that follow)

Previewing Announcements

Benediction

Postlude

Ode to Joy to The World

A combination of the “Ode to Joy” melody from Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Joy to the World)
 Arrangement produced by Jon Schmidt & Chuck E. Myers “sea”
Arrangement written by Jon Schmidt, Al van Der Beek, Chuck E. Myers, & Steven Sharp Nelson
Performed by Jon Schmidt: Piano, synth;  Steven Sharp Nelson: Cello ;  Al van der Beek: Guitar ;   E. Myers: Additional bells & percussion
Orchestral percussion – Kelly Wallis Seretta Hart: Trumpet Studio Choir: Annette Hatch Nichols, Logan Bradford, Melou Stewart Cline, Zach Dickison, Matt Robertson, Paula Fowler, Weston Eldridge, Melinda Kirigan Voss, Serena Olsen, Lydia Afualo, Esther Cabrera , Al Oquendo, Josh Peters, Yahosh Bonner
Featuring the “Debra Bonner Unity Gospel Choir” (conducted by Debra Bonner) and The Wesley Bell Ringers (conducted by Terry Waite)

God bless you and keep you safe.
Go church, in thanksgiving,
to be God’s people wherever you are!

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Announcements / “Soundbites”

This week:

(See articles below for details)

  • TONIGHT! – 7:00 PM –  EVENING VESPERS with Communion. This is always a short service. Bring your bread and “wine.”
  • Tuesday – 10:00 AM – Coffee hour – via zoom
  • Tuesday – 6:30 PM – Personnel committee (Yes, one more.)
  • Wednesday – 6:30 – 7:45 PM – Advent Study “Incarnation” – see link below
  • Next Sunday – 9:00 AM – Worship is available by this time each week, on this website. NEXT WEEK is the Third Sunday of Advent Magnificat, Joy, Gaudette Sunday.

Advent Study continues

THIS WEEK on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 6:30 PM – zoom connection below.

December 2, is the third week of the Advent Study by Adam Hamilton: Incarnation. Remaining classes are Dec 9 and 16. We are screen-sharing Adam Hamilton’s video on zoom, each week, before our discussion of the ideas presented.

There is still one book left in the church office. Come borrow if you’d like to join in still. (Leave a note “borrowing” with your name, please. This will go into the church library at the end of the study.)

There are 5 weeks of lessons in the book. That’s why we started early (Advent actually began last Sunday). The study concludes on Dec. 16.

Here is the link to use to join the ZOOM class on an internet enabled device, smartphone or computer - https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/93573921173 - We will be able to screen share the video with Adam Hamilton, so calling in without video is not advised (though you could still hear the video).

“Coffee Hour” – Tuesday 10:00 AM

This is an opportunity to see and hear other church people, share your joys and concerns, and pray together! This is sort of our way of replacing the coffee hour on Sundays! To join the chatter follow the link at 10:00 AM Tuesday THIS WEEK.
OH! and Hint: Bring your own coffee and/or snack!

Join Zoom Meeting – This is the NEWEST link!!
https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/92866976522

For alternative ways to join click the next link and read!  Everyone can come, EVEN BY REGULAR LANDLINE PHONE!  
More info and more links: “COFFEE HOUR” POST  

LOOKING FORWARD:

ADVENT STUDY “INCARNATION” continues – Remaining weeks: Dec 9, 16

CHRISTMAS EVE OUTDOOR CANDLELIGHT – This could be a VERY short one depending on weather, right? But in the VERY least (EVEN if there’s snow, if not too much to make driving dangerous) hear the story read, and we will light candles and sing “Silent Night”!